Champion went public to the New York Times which was covering the September 29th nuptials between MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts and his partner, Patrick Abner. That How-We-Met wedding announcement ran Friday October 5th:
Among the 170 or so guests at the reception was Sam Champion, the weather anchor at ABC’s “Good Morning America.” He took a turn on the dance floor with his partner, the photographer Rubem Robierb.
“We’re getting married New Year’s Eve in Miami,” Mr. Champion said in the spirit of the moment.
Mr. Robierb corrected him: “We’ll do it here officially, and then have a party in Miami.”